Entries in War (3)
The best war fiction tries to reveal what Wilfred Owen called “...the truth untold,/The pity of war, the pity war distilled;" war conjures a pity in people that the very endurance of war itself gradually turns into its acceptance as the nature of things.No wonder then that as a former Marine in “The Shit” in the late 1960’s, it took Karl Marlantes 30 years to write Matterhorn.
Paris Trout and City of Thieves offer us a literary approach that will make you question your actions as well as our collective history. They will put you face to face with tragedy as well as the greater trait of humanity, its ability to survive. They are powerful masculine books that will leave you shaking with emotion, but a better human for the experience.